Hygienist Salary

Women comprise the majority of Hygienists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $32.99 per hour on average. More than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hygienists. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,024 - $78,424
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,414
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90%

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$22.22 - $45.74
(Median)
$22
$33
$46
MEDIAN: $32.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$34,024 - $78,424  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,150  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,238 - $93,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$22.22 - $45.74  
   
Overtime
$29.75 - $49.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,150  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,238 - $93,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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Job Description for Hygienist

  • Record the presence of diseases or abnormalities.
  • Examine patients teeth and gums.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Remove soft and hard deposits from teeth.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hygienist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $62K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $73K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $73K. For some reason, Hygienists with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $67K.

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Experience Affects Hygienist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$68,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 32%
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